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US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills

Toukyo - The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on Sunday, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills

Toukyo - The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on Sunday, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills

Toukyo - The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on Sunday, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Toukyo - Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Toukyo - Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

Toukyo - Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

Pence vows 'overwhelming' response to North Korea

Nihon - The United States will counter any North Korean attack with an "overwhelming and effective" response, Vice President Mike Pence vowed Wednesday, as he stood on the deck of a massive American aircraft carrier docked in Japan.

Severe potato chip shortage in Japan creates panic buying spree

Tokyo - Demand for potato chips surged this past week in Japan as the price for a bag of chips soared to six times the retail value. The exorbitant prices came about after a major snack company announced they were halting the sale of 15 popular varieties.

Pence says new US-Japan talks could lead to trade deal

Toukyo - The US and Japan on Tuesday launched economic talks that Vice President Mike Pence said could result in a bilateral trade deal, salvaging some of the progress made in negotiations towards the now-abandoned TPP.

Japan volcanic island may hold key to coral survival

Nihon - The key to the survival of the world's threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of Japan, scientists say.

N. Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missile attack: Japan PM

Tokyo - North Korea may have the capacity to launch a warhead loaded with sarin nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday, as tensions rise over the country's missile and nuclear programmes.

N. Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missile attack: Japan PM

Tokyo - North Korea may have the capacity to launch a warhead loaded with sarin nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday, as tensions rise over the country's missile and nuclear programmes.

Tensions high as N. Korea readies nuclear test: report

Washington - North Korea is ready to launch a nuclear test at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, the 38 North monitoring group reported on Wednesday.The 38 North analysis group described the test site as "primed and ready.

No easy way for US to back military threats to Pyongyang

Washington - President Donald Trump is raising pressure on North Korea, touting the US naval "armada" he ordered to the troubled peninsula and promising America will "solve the problem" if China won't help.

Japan ponders using decontaminated Fukushima soil as landfill

Tokyo - An advisory panel of Japan's Environmental Ministry proposed on Monday that decontaminated soil from Fukushima Prefecture could be used as landfill for the creation of "green areas."

Trump to Abe: US to boost defenses against North Korea

Washington - The United States will continue to build its military defenses against North Korea, Donald Trump told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday, pledging all options are on the table.

Trump to Abe: US to boost military defense against NKorea

Washington - US President Donald Trump told Japanese leader Shinzo Abe Washington will continue to build its military capabilities to defend against a North Korean attack, the White House said.

Japan counts down to cherry blossom fever

Mito - Japan's cherry blossom season kicks off boozy parties across the country and draws tourists from far and wide, but the annual coming-of-spring ritual isn't official until inspectors like Hisato Nishii sign off on it.

Japan counts down to cherry blossom fever

Mito - Japan's cherry blossom season kicks off boozy parties across the country and draws tourists from far and wide, but the annual coming-of-spring ritual isn't official until inspectors like Hisato Nishii sign off on it.

Japan counts down to cherry blossom fever

Mito - Japan's cherry blossom season kicks off boozy parties across the country and draws tourists from far and wide, but the annual coming-of-spring ritual isn't official until inspectors like Hisato Nishii sign off on it.

Japan kills 333 whales in annual Antarctic hunt

Toukyo - A Japanese whaling fleet returned to port Friday after an annual Antarctic hunt that killed more than 300 of the mammals as Tokyo pursues the programme in defiance of global criticism.

Japan kills 333 whales in annual Antarctic hunt

Toukyo - A Japanese whaling fleet returned to port Friday after an annual Antarctic hunt that killed more than 300 of the mammals as Tokyo pursues the programme in defiance of global criticism.

Japan kills 333 whales in annual Antarctic hunt

Toukyo - A Japanese whaling fleet returned to port Friday after an annual Antarctic hunt that killed more than 300 of the mammals as Tokyo pursues the programme in defiance of global criticism.

Japan ruling party urges strike capability amid N. Korea threat

Toukyo - Japan's ruling party said Wednesday the government should consider developing the capability to strike enemy bases if the country is attacked, citing North Korea's missile and nuclear threats.

Japan ruling party urges strike capability amid N. Korea threat

Toukyo - Japan's ruling party said Wednesday the government should consider developing the capability to strike enemy bases if the country is attacked, citing North Korea's missile and nuclear threats.

Japan ruling party urges strike capability amid N. Korea threat

Toukyo - Japan's ruling party said Wednesday the government should consider developing the capability to strike enemy bases if the country is attacked, citing North Korea's missile and nuclear threats.

Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche

Toukyo - An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more.

Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche

Toukyo - An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more.

Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche

Toukyo - An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more.

Innovative fabrics bark up Tokyo fashion tree

Toukyo - Wood fashioned into lace and sculpted into evening dresses: the Hanae Mori Manuscrit label led the way this Tokyo Fashion Week in showing the world the original craftmanship that helps set Japan apart from the crowd.
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